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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

I've been getting the itch for some new gear as the theater nears completion, but I've been trying to resist given my track record of purchasing way too early...plus the theater is still chewing away at any disposable income I have/had and still growing. On top of that, my wife ran my truck into the garage and I just got a hefty speeding ticket. Only my second one. I guess one every 10 years isn't bad.

I was doing a little research on subs though. I think I just want to get my planned equipment in the room though and just see how it sounds. I was going to pick up a B/C stock HSU VTF-15H but they really don't offer a big discount. I wouldn't mind if I knew the sub was just scratched during the build or in their warehouse...but when the item is shipped, chipped and then returned, you really have no idea what object impacted it and what it may have done to the insides. It's not worth having to ship something like that back.

I think I'll be happy with the speakers...but the projector is now 2 years old.

If it makes you feel any better I was dead set on going with my current equipment into my theater....but I just received my Seaton Submersive a few weeks ago and I am damn glad I went with it
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Originally Posted by HFGuy View Post

Not sure this has been asked before buy why are the columns on one side of the room not the same as the other ?

I think it is just an optical illusion from the camera and/or angle of the pictures.

Mario, I also wanted to say that your room is turning out to be something special.

Jason
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Originally Posted by Larry M View Post

If it makes you feel any better I was dead set on going with my current equipment into my theater....but I just received my Seaton Submersive a few weeks ago and I am damn glad I went with it

That's awesome Larry. I would be extremely happy with that sub too!

I'm pretty sure that one's out of my budget for now. Not unless I convince the wife that the sub is more important than the carpet.

Did you have a decent subwoofer before that one to compare it to?
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Originally Posted by jherring69 View Post

I think it is just an optical illusion from the camera and/or angle of the pictures.

Mario, I also wanted to say that your room is turning out to be something special.

Jason

Thanks Jason.

Like you said....maybe it's the wide angle lens.
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No developments on the theater last night. I ended up helping my brother build something in there for a project he's working on. Funny when your theater doubles as a wood working shop.

I did get a chance to test mount a sconce so I could make sure it will clear the mounting brackets.

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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Thanks Jason.

Like you said....maybe it's the wide angle lens.

What lens are you using, by the way?
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Originally Posted by dwightp View Post

I would not be able to bring myself to put all of that work into the woodwork and then paint it all flat. The level of sheen you show in your renders looks beautiful -- that would be my target. Maybe a satin or eggshell.

Yeah. I think I'm gonna try one of those.

In theory, could I paint everything with the flat black and if I don't like it, make the second coat a different sheen? Or is it a bad idea to layer with different sheens/paints?
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Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post

What lens are you using, by the way?

It's the Canon EFS 10-22mm.
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

That's awesome Larry. I would be extremely happy with that sub too!

I'm pretty sure that one's out of my budget for now. Not unless I convince the wife that the sub is more important than the carpet.

Did you have a decent subwoofer before that one to compare it to?

I had/have a good sub. It is a Def Tech Supercube Reference which is half of a Def Tech Trinity which a few years ago was a highly rated sub.

The Seaton is on a whole new level though. It is just beastly and effortlessly puts out gobs of great sounding bass. Nothing sloppy and dirty. The Def Tech I have also puts out nice clean bass just at a lower output.
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

It's the Canon EFS 10-22mm.

Nice lens
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

In theory, could I paint everything with the flat black and if I don't like it, make the second coat a different sheen? Or is it a bad idea to layer with different sheens/paints?

I don't know of any reason why you couldn't change sheens between coats. People do it all the time when repainting a room.
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I have those Kichler sconces on the outside of my house. Put a PAR 20 bulb in and get a torch effect , then you will not see the bulb directly. The effect is great.
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

It's the Canon EFS 10-22mm.

Are you using software to remove the barrel distortion? Is it "automatic" or manual (tweaky)?
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Originally Posted by dwightp View Post

I don't know of any reason why you couldn't change sheens between coats. People do it all the time when repainting a room.

Cool. I'll do a test regardless with a satin to see how that looks.
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Originally Posted by GRBoomer View Post

I have those Kichler sconces on the outside of my house. Put a PAR 20 bulb in and get a torch effect , then you will not see the bulb directly. The effect is great.

Sweet. Thanks for the tip.
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

Are you using software to remove the barrel distortion? Is it "automatic" or manual (tweaky)?

No. The photos are straight from the camera/lens without any manipulation.

There was another lens I considered that is supposed to have less distortion, but extremely pricey.
post #1577 of 3008
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

No. The photos are straight from the camera/lens without any manipulation.

I guess that s'plaines the cost of the lens. Really nice!
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I worked till about 2am last night in the theater. I finished installing all of the lower side column mouldings.

I only had three different moulding sizes to cut. So I used some scrap wood clamped to the fence to act as a stop which makes getting accurate cuts a breeze.

Here's the larger cut.


To cut the smaller pieces, I just used another block cut to size that I could easily add remove to the fence allowing me to switch freely between the two sizes without reclamping.



Next, I remarked my column sides where the moulding will be installed. I was fortunate enough to use 2" from the front of the column which made it pretty easy to just flush my 2" square against the face and trace my line.



I made everything square off the face of the column and didn't worry about breaking out a level.

I built this jig so I could clamp it to the face and have a nice hard edge to set my first long piece of moulding.


A little glue before installing.


Then I set it against my block and nailed down.


Then I glued up the two smaller pieces. Followed by the final larger right moulding.


Then nailed while holding the pieces. Make sure you shoot straight otherwise the moulding could shift. I learned to start installing everything in place that are not as visible in the room. So by time I made it to the more visible parts I worked out any kinks.
This putty knife worked nice to remove any excess glue.



Finally, the completed project.






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Yo! Those columns are handsome! Nice job!

Oh and that stop block trick is essential. The day I learned that it changed my woodworking forever!
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You suck so bad at being bad at this... Yea, read it again.

I am always AMAZED at your woodworking skills and the design and execution of your theater build.
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Originally Posted by jdanforth View Post

Yo! Those columns are handsome! Nice job!

Oh and that stop block trick is essential. The day I learned that it changed my woodworking forever!

Thanks.

Yeah. Just wish I had more in my arsenal. It would probably make me more efficient.
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

You suck so bad at being bad at this... Yea, read it again.

I am always AMAZED at your woodworking skills and the design and execution of your theater build.

That's too funny. But isn't that a double negative?
post #1583 of 3008
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So I'm going to attempt installing the base boards now. I'm planning to go with a 1/2" pad and 1/4" thick carpet (Quadrate).

Given the carpet is pretty thin...I'm assuming I should raise the baseboard about 3/8" off the ground. Does that sound right?
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

That's too funny. But isn't that a double negative?

Yup, double negative makes it a positive.
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

So I'm going to attempt installing the base boards now. I'm planning to go with a 1/2" pad and 1/4" thick carpet (Quadrate).

Given the carpet is pretty thin...I'm assuming I should raise the baseboard about 3/8" off the ground. Does that sound right?

I've never done baseboard with carpet before but it sounds a little tight? Don't forget you're going to probably put shoe moulding over the baseboard once the carpet is in to cover any gaps. In addition I don't know how level your floor is, you may have some slight peaks and valleys.
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Originally Posted by Larry M View Post


I've never done baseboard with carpet before but it sounds a little tight? Don't forget you're going to probably put shoe moulding over the baseboard once the carpet is in to cover any gaps. In addition I don't know how level your floor is, you may have some slight peaks and valleys.

Hi Larry. I already started setting it a hair above 3/8". I think the carpet will ramp down from the 1/2" pad over the tack strip and then hopefully squeeze under the base. I'm pretty sure you only use base shoe on hard surfaces like tile or hardwood. I know the carpet guy initially said he will need to ramp up to the 3/4" bullnose because it will drop down on the tack strip.

Absolute worst case, I could go with a 3/8" pad...although not ideal for sound.
post #1587 of 3008
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Hi Larry. I already started setting it a hair above 3/8". I think the carpet will ramp down from the 1/2" pad over the tack strip and then hopefully squeeze under the base. I'm pretty sure you only use base shoe on hard surfaces like tile or hardwood. I know the carpet guy initially said he will need to ramp up to the 3/4" bullnose because it will drop down on the tack strip.

Absolute worst case, I could go with a 3/8" pad...although not ideal for sound.


Haven't had carpet in years. Looking forward to how yours turns out so I know what to do
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I was hoping to finish up the base boards over the weekend but it didn't happen with it being Easter weekend.

I was able to make a big dent in the room though.









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i must say this the highlight of my mondays when i return to work is to check out your progress...just stunning, my build is starting this weekend and your build definality gets the creative juices flowing.
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Looking great Mario! Congrats on getting some serious work done in the room.
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